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    Building a hill

    Working on a 1/2 mile training track around an athletic field.

    The topography has about 4' of elevation change and I would like to build in a hill feature.

    I'm thinking 6 to 8 feet tall mound sited on top of the berm that surrounds the athletic field, that will give me a total of about 10' of elevation down to the field level.

    Here's the general idea what I am imagining.
    Size - As large as possible, controlled by cost and footprint (20' x 50')
    Shape - Asymmetrical with one slope as steep as possible and the other more gradual

    Anyone been involved with something like this? Pictures?

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    This project sounds like it would benefit from a multi-use feature. The "hill" might be more practical/useful/acceptable if it is also a decorative landscape feature, a noise buffer, or vehicle barrier - not just a pile of dirt or a grassy knoll. In the case that it might be approved as something other than a MTB hill, maybe anticipate making it bigger/longer than first planned.

    It's never easier - you just go faster.

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    I just got a lead on some fill material... hoping someone with first-hand experience will chime in here.

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